Streaming high with the new Parrot Bebop Drone

American citrus farmers are flying drones over their crops in order to check harvests for ripeness. Estate agents are taking enticing air videos to show to would-be customers. Roof inspections can be carried out by drones, saving time, money and dispelling danger to workers. The commercial possibilities of drones are vast, so much so they’re … Continue reading Streaming high with the new Parrot Bebop Drone

Afterguard, the world’s first heads-up display for sailors

Sailing has always been about cutting edge precision – from carefully plotted maps, to handcrafted compasses and sextants. And now they have the latest and greatest in instant data – a Heads Up Display, popularised by the Terminator in the saw way that Minority Report made developers fall in love with gesture-based interfaces. Wearables are … Continue reading Afterguard, the world’s first heads-up display for sailors

5 great gadgets for Mother’s Day 2014

This Sunday it’s Mother’s Day, so we thought we would recommend a selection of some interesting gadgets that you could give your mum to make her feel special! Headonizm Head Massager Perfect for: Stressed out mums It’s stressful being a mum, so if you can’t promise to stop being the main cause of this stress … Continue reading 5 great gadgets for Mother’s Day 2014

Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove”: What the critics are saying

“Of all the exciting, innovative products we’ve seen at CES this year, the Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove” prototype is unquestionably the best of the best,” Engadget, January 2014. When you consider the international CES is the biggest annual consumer electronics and technology trade show, where more than 3,000 exhibitors showcase their most innovative products, Engadget’s Crystal … Continue reading Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove”: What the critics are saying

Scalextric RCS – there’s an app for that…

Surely one of the defining toys of its generation, Scalextric has modernised itself for the smartphone age with the new Scalextric RCS set, the first slot car Race Control System that allows you to wirelessly manage races through an app installed on your smartphone or tablet. With remote control over everything from race type, driver … Continue reading Scalextric RCS – there’s an app for that…

Onewheel, the self-balancing electric skateboard

There were, by all accounts, plenty of innovative and interesting toys on display at this year’s CES. As attending technology journalists were busy scribbling down the wondrous worthies of the best innovations, one of the most saturated desks had to be that displaying the Onewheel – even the non-technological, mainstream press have cottoned on to … Continue reading Onewheel, the self-balancing electric skateboard

Video: Parrot unveil the MiniDrone at CES 2014

Hovering gracefully in the air and undeterred by the throngs of journalists, the new MiniDrone from the folks at Parrot certainly stood out at the various evening shows at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The MiniDrone works on the principle that it can “fly and roll from floor to ceiling” which is achieved thanks … Continue reading Video: Parrot unveil the MiniDrone at CES 2014

Video: Orbotix announce Sphero 2B at CES 2014

Whilst wondering around this year’s packed CES Unveiled, it was hard not to notice/trip-over the new Sphero 2B from the folks at Orbotix. The 2B is the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of connected, app-controlled, toys. Taking on a new tubular form factor compared with the original Sphero, the 2B comes with interchangeable parts, … Continue reading Video: Orbotix announce Sphero 2B at CES 2014